JFCS’s Joy!Ride Provides Transportation to Seniors

Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) is introducing a new service, Joy!Ride, a friendly and affordable door-to-door transportation service for Jewish seniors (60 years or older) and adults with disabilities.

Throughout the country, seniors represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. In Louisville, the lack of easy, accessible and affordable transportation is a barrier for many Jewish seniors. Joy!Ride enables older Jewish adults to maximize their independence, get out of their homes, enhance their well-being, and increase their connection to Jewish life by taking advantage of this service.

Joy!Ride offers a one-stop number for all transportation needs within the Jewish community, 502-333-8342. People should call Joy!Ride to request a ride for activities, general errands, medical and personal appointments, in addition to Jewish community activities. These activities may include, but are not limited to religious services, film festivals, Chavurat Shalom, CenterStage at the JCC, and other special programs within the Jewish community.

In addition, this number will serve as an information and referral line for activities, services, and information in the Louisville area.

JoyRideLouisville.com is under construction.

In addition to calling Joy!Ride, seniors and their family members will have the option of reserving rides through a designated Joy!Ride website, JoyRideLouisville.com. This coordinated community transportation site is easy-to-use and can be accessed 24/7. With this service, JFCS offers Jewish seniors the opportunity to get more involved in the community and eliminates the barrier of transportation that faces so many seniors.

Joy!Ride is funded by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. A Transportation Cabinet was formed with representatives from Jewish community organizations to provide an advisory structure. Jewish Family & Career Services will administer the program. There will be a nominal fee based on a sliding scale.

For additional information about this program, please contact Megan Haggard, Joy!Ride coordinator at 502-333-8342 or mhaggard@jfcslouisville.org.

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